Area Ministry Director - NY/NJ

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries (GFM) seeks an Area Director to lead a diverse and growing team serving graduate students and faculty in New York and New Jersey.

Located in one of the most university dense regions in the country, New York and New Jersey have 21 Research 1 and Research 2 Universities. The current ministry consists of 14 GFM staff and volunteers, and 18 chapters (PhD, Law, MBA, Healthcare, Faculty, etc.) on 9 campuses. There is significant opportunity for growth and creativity.

The ideal candidate has previous supervisory or team leader experience, can build and lead healthy teams, has strong people skills, and enjoys working with a diverse and committed group of staff and volunteers. This person must be able to clearly articulate a vision for planting and growing witnessing communities of graduate students and faculty which draws in ministry partners, potential GFM staff, and missional students and faculty leaders. Theological education and/or advanced degrees are considered an asset.

This GFM Area Director will regularly gather the team, supervise campus ministry staff, create and implement Area-wide programs, and raise personal and ministry funds. The GFM Area Director will provide leadership to plant ministry on new campuses and develop the ministry on existing campuses, advancing InterVarsity’s mission through clear goals and objectives.

To get a sense of the breadth of our ministry with graduate and professional students and faculty, please visit the Graduate & Faculty Ministries website.


  • A deep appreciation for/understanding of graduate students, faculty, and the academy
  • At least a bachelor’s degree (further education preferred)
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead, organize, support and encourage
  • Healthy prayer life and spiritual maturity

How to Apply

Only applicants who meet the following qualifications will be considered for next steps:

  • A graduate degree is preferred. A completed Bachelor's degree is required
  • Staff must raise the funds needed for their salary, benefits and ministry expenses from churches and individuals
  • Additional qualifications required for specific positions
For Further Consideration
1. Complete the GFM Initial Interest Form
2. Send an email with your resume or CV to Nan Schilling
For Further Exploration

    InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. We conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs so that all staff share the same religious commitment.

    Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a)) InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with InterVarsity’s Statement of Agreement: Purpose and Doctrinal Basis.